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WE Tech Tapped to Help Power Finnish Corvettes

Pohjanmaa Class Corvettes in the Finnish Archipelago. (Illustration source: The Finnish Defence Forces)

WE Tech Solutions Oy in Vaasa, Finland won an order for its WE Drives to control the RENK Advanced Electric Drive (AED) onboard the Pohjanmaa-class Corvettes for The Finnish Defence Forces. The WE Drives are essential for smooth operation in the different operating modes of the Combined Diesel-Electric and Gas (CODELAG) Propulsion system.

MTU Gensets Chosen for US Navy Frigate Program

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Rolls-Royce said it has been selected to supply its mtu naval generator sets for phase one of the U.S. Navy’s Constellation (FFG-62) class frigate program, previously known as the FFG(X) program. Rolls-Royce has received a contract for the first shipset to provide four mtu naval generator sets, each rated at 3,000 kWe at 1,800 rpm.

OpEd: Navy Infrastructure Needs a Boost from Congress

FILE PHOTO: Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi (Photo: Derek Fountain / HII)

America is home to some of the finest shipbuilders in the world. This industry is becoming increasingly vital to our national security as we seek to build a larger Navy capable of confronting China. Unfortunately, our shipyards are aging and are too small to expand our fleet at the pace that is needed.

US Coast Guard Fires Warning Shots in Swarm of Iranian Vessels

FILE PHOTO: Island-class patrol boat USCGC Maui (WPB 1304). (Photo: Meleesa Gutierrez / U.S. Army)

A U.S. Coast Guard ship fired about 30 warning shots after 13 vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came close to it and other American Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon said on Monday.This is the second time within the last month that U.S. military

US Navy Seizes Weapons Shipment from Dhow in the Arabian Sea

Thousands of illicit weapons interdicted by the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) from a stateless dhow in international waters of the North Arabian Sea, May 8, 2021. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

The U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet said its guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) seized an illicit shipment of weapons from a stateless dhow in international waters of the North Arabian Sea on May 6-7.USS Monterey and its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team (AIT) discovered the

US Navy Commissions USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5)

The Lewis B. Puller-class expeditionary mobile base USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) sits pierside during the ship’s commissioning ceremony. (Photo: Kevin C. Leitner / U.S. Navy)

The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) Saturday, at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, Calif.Built by General Dynamics NASSCO, the 785-foot USS Miguel Keith is the third ESB variant of the Expeditionary Transfer Dock platform (ESD). Expeditionary

German Government Calls for More Warship Mergers

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More tie-ups and mergers are needed in the warship industry, the German government said on Monday, adding it would play an active role in consolidation in what remains a fragmented sector shaped by political decisions.Cooperation must be intensified in the industry in northern Europe, Norbert Brackmann,

Gibbs & Cox Wins $20 Million Contract from NSWC Philadelphia

(Photo: Dan Lin / U.S. Navy)

U.S.-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Gibbs & Cox, Inc. announced Tuesday that the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) awarded the company a $20 million prime contract.The NSWCPD provides the Navy's primary technical expertise for naval machinery

What Happened to the Indonesian Submarine KRI Nanggala?

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After a five-day search, wreckage from Indonesia’s missing submarine KRI Nanggala has been discovered at a depth of more than 800 meters in the Bali Sea.With no survivors from the 53-person crew—and no certainty the cause of disaster will ever be confirmed—the Indonesian Navy will

Grady Designated SNA's 'Old Salt'

Admiral Christopher Grady, U.S. Navy (Photo: U.S. Navy)

The Surface Navy Association’s (SNA) "Old Salt" designation, honoring the active duty U. S. Navy Officer with the earliest date of qualification as a Surface Warfare Officer, has passed to Admiral Christopher Grady. Grady is currently assigned as the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

HMS Glasgow Forward and Aft Blocks Come Together

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The aft block of the first City Class Type 26 frigate being built for the British Royal Navy has been rolled out of the build hall to join the forward block at BAE Systems' shipyard on the River Clyde.Teams at the Govan shipyard prepared and completed a series of complex maneuvers to bring the aft

Filipino Diplomat Tells China to 'Get the F*** Out' of Disputed Waters

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The Philippine foreign minister on Monday demanded in an expletive-laced message on Twitter that China’s vessels get out of disputed waters, marking the latest exchange in a war of words with Beijing over its activities in the South China Sea.The comments by Teodoro Locsin, known for making blunt remarks at times,

Indonesia Pledges New Homes for Relatives of Doomed Submariners

File photo: Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala (402) (Photo: Alonzo M. Archer / U.S. Navy)

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday that authorities would build houses for the relatives of the crew of a submarine that went missing before being found in pieces on the bottom of the Bali Sea, killing all 53 inside.The German-built KRI Nanggala-402 was discovered at a depth of nearly 840 meters (2,

US Navy Ship Fires Warning Shots After Run-in with Iranian Vessels

The Harth 55 repeatedly crossed the bows of the U.S. vessels at an unnecessarily close range, including crossings of both Wrangell and Monomoy's bows at a 70 yard closest point of approach (CPA). (Photo: U.S. Navy)

A U.S. military ship fired warning shots after three vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came close to it and another American patrol boat in the Gulf, the United States military said on Tuesday.Such incidents have occurred occasionally over the past five years,

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